2022 was a great year for gaming, and it looks like 2023 will be no different. My backlog is already haunting me, and yet here I stand, looking forward to a whole bunch of games coming out that I know I don’t have the time to play, but that’s the beauty of gaming, isn’t it? There’s always something new on the horizon, and despite the year still being a few days away, it’s already looking jam-packed with games that look potentially really good. Let’s take a quick look at the 23 games coming out in 2023. There are a lot more, and I’ll most likely do a part 2 for this, but these are some of the biggest games confirmed to be coming out next year. I will also be excluding indie titles from this list as they deserve their own, and I am only going to talk about the games that have release dates attached to them, so games like “Black Myth Wukong” and “Avatar: Frontiers of Pandora” won’t be featured here. With that out of the way, here are 23 games coming out in 2023.
Let’s face it, “The Callisto Protocol” was disappointing. Lucky for us, “Dead Space” is just a month away and is a remake of the original game of the same name. The game will feature new character models, improved lighting and textures, and modern gameplay, all while sticking closely and truly to the original. The original “Dead Space” was a masterpiece, so there’s no doubt in my mind that the remake will be just as good. All they have to do is capture the freaky vibe the first game had, and we are golden. It comes out on January 27, 2023, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
Developed by Luminous Productions and coming to us from Square Enix, “Forspoken” is a mystical action RPG set in a fantastical and gorgeous open world. The game has some incredible-looking combat with flashy animations and a huge number of particle effects, and the traversal and movement here look fantastic and very fun. The game has seen numerous delays and is finally coming out on January 24, 2023, for the PlayStation 5 and PC.
Next up, we have “Wild Hearts,” an action RPG from Team Ninja and EA set across a land inspired by feudal Japan where you are tasked with hunting and killing giant monsters. The game takes heavy inspiration from the “Monster Hunter” series, and it looks promising, vivid, gorgeous, and fun to play. “Wild Hearts” comes out on February 16, 2023, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
For every Harry Potter fan, “Hogwarts Legacy” is a dream come true. An open-world RPG set inside the walls of Hogwarts Castle and the surrounding countryside, where you get to create your own character and become a student at Hogwarts. That’s what every Harry Potter fan has always wanted, and they are finally getting it. This game looks beautiful and will feature crazy combat using wands and spells, and the landscape will also change based on the seasons. No quidditch, sadly, but we are at least getting something here, and it looks very promising. “Hogwarts Legacy” will come out on February 10, 2023, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC; April 4, 2023, for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One; and July 25, 2023, for the Nintendo Switch.
I don’t have the words to explain “Wanted: Dead” to you. It’s hack and slash; that much is clear, but anything else I do not understand. It all looks so cool, though, and it is such a welcome surprise that I am glad it is coming out. As I said, I don’t know how to explain this game, but from all the previews, it looks like an action hack and slash that is also a game where you dance, sing karaoke, play Pachinko, eat food, bond with people, and a billion other things. Also, there’s an anime involved somehow. Check this game out; it looks bonkers in a very good way. It comes out on Valentine’s Day, which is February 14, 2023, for the PlayStation 5 and 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
Like A Dragon Ishin!
People have been asking for localization support for “Yakuza Ishin!” for years, and Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio finally listened and gave us more than we asked for by giving us a full-blown remake of the game and calling it “Like a Dragon Ishin!” The game tells the tale of the legendary Japanese samurai Sakamoto Ryoma by adding the good old Yakuza spin to it. Characters from the Yakuza games will represent key historical figures from Japanese history and will feature brawler-style combat with four different styles and a ton of activities and minigames for us to take part in. It’s a game I can’t wait to get my hands on when it comes out on February 17, 2023, for PlayStation 5 and 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name
This was a surprise if I had ever seen one. “Like A Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name,” which is a terrible name for a game, by the way, will tell us the tale of the series favorite Kazuma Kiryu from where it left off at the end of “Yakuza 6” all the way to the beginning of “Like A Dragon 8.” There is nothing we know about the game as of yet but the prospect of Kiryu returning and the game using the brawler-style combat, the series is known for once again is very exciting. From the trailer they showed us, it looks like this will be an emotional tale and tell us what Kiryu has been up to since he faked his own death. “Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name” will come out sometime in 2023 for the PlayStation 5 and 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
The weirdest entry on this list, “Atomic Heart,” comes to us from Mundfish and tells a tale of an alternate, modern Soviet dystopia. It’s an open-world first-person shooter that takes heavy inspiration from “Bioshock” and is looking as promising as it is weird. The action and powers here look crazy, and the boss battles look even crazier, and all of this will be serenaded by the incredible metal music of none other than Mick Gordon. “Atomic Heart” is another case of seeing it to believe it, and it is coming out on February 21, 2023, for the PlayStation 5 and 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC, and will be included with Game Pass.
Wo Long: Fallen Dynasty
“Wo Long Fallen Dynasty” comes to us from Team Ninja and will be their next SoulsBorne game. I tried the demo, and it was brutal. The combat here is fast and flashy, just like in every other Souls game, and incredibly challenging. The setting is rooted in Chinese myth this time, which is very welcoming, and though this game and genre as a whole are not for me, it looks like an interesting and well-made game regardless. “Wo Long, Fallen Dynasty” comes out on March 3, 2023, for the PlayStation 5 and 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC, and will be included with Game Pass.
Star Wars Jedi Survivor
The sequel to “Star Wars Jedi Fallen Order,” which is one of the best Star Wars games ever made, in my opinion, “Star Wars Jedi Survivor” will continue the story of Cal Kestis and seems like it’ll be taking a more mature and serious tone this time around. The game looks gorgeous and will come with new force powers, new ways to use your lightsaber, new ways to traverse, and mounts that can be tamed and used. It looks fantastic, and it definitely looks like Respawn Entertainment is trying to 1UP their last game. It comes out on March 17, 2023, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
Resident Evil 4
The remake we have all been waiting for, it’s time for “Resident Evil 4” to get its due diligence as the game is being remade from the ground up just like Capcom did with “RE2” and “RE3”. Capcom is cutting no corners with their “Resident Evil” remakes, and “RE4” is looking to be their best one yet with photorealistic lighting, character models, and environmental details. This is the game that everyone fell in love with and the game that skyrocketed the series to new heights, and since Capcom is aware of this they are taking their time to deliver us an experience to remember once again. “Resident Evil 4” comes out on March 24, 2023, for PlayStation 5 and 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC. The Xbox one port is sadly left behind.
Dead Island 2
“Dead Island 2” is finally coming out after almost ten years of being announced and is being made by DamBuster Studios. We have an article on our site talking about why we are excited about this game, which you can check out. Taking place in Los Angeles, “Dead Island 2” is a vibrant and colorful zombie-slaying action game that features co-op and a ton of weapons for you to kill, maim, and dismember zombies. You will also be able to use zombie powers as you have been bitten, and it looks like the game won’t be taking itself too seriously, which is always welcomed. I never thought I’d be excited for a zombie game ever again, but “Dead Island 2” has me hyped, and I will be visiting Hell-A when it drops on April 28, 2023, for the PlayStation 5 and 4, Xbox Serie X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League
“Suicide Squad Kill The Justice League” will be Rocksteady’s next game and will continue after the events of “Batman: Arkham Knight.” Set in Metropolis this time, where Brainiac has invaded and is mind-controlling the members of the Justice League, it’s in the hands of Task Force X, aka the Suicide Squad, to put a stop to this madness. You’ll get to play as Harley Quinn, Deadshot, King Shark, and Captain Boomerang and will be taking down the likes of The Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Superman, and Batman. Yikes. It’s open-world and comes packed with a ton of action, all of which can be played solo or in co-op with your friends, and I can’t wait to play this game when it comes out on May 26, 2023, for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S and PC.
Alan Wake 2
Thirteen years later, we are finally getting a sequel to “Alan Wake,” one of the best games Remedy has ever made. This time the game will shift focus and be a survival horror title, which is very befitting and will use Remedy’s in-house Northlight Engine, meaning it’ll look breathtakingly gorgeous. There’s not much information out there for this game, but we know Matthew Poretta will be returning to reprise his role as the famous author Alan Wake, and I hope that Poets of the Fall has at least one of their songs featured here. The game will come out sometime in fall 2023 for the PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC.
Assassin’s Creed Mirage
The next installment in the long-running “Assassin’s Creed” series, “Assassin’s Creed Mirage,” will take us to Baghdad and give us control of Basim from “Assassin’s Creed Valhalla.” There’s an entire article we wrote about why we are excited about this game that you can check out here on the site if you like. This game will take the series back to its roots and focus on what made it special in the first place. A dense world that’ll act as our playground for us to parkour in, stealth across, and find ways to assassinate our targets. “Assassin’s Creed Mirage” comes out sometime in 2023 for PlayStation 5 and 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
Armored Core 6: Fires Of Rubicon
I have said before that SoulsBorne games are not my cup of tea, and yet “Armored Core 6” piques my curiosity. Now that FromSoftware has come out and said that this game would not be a Souls game, my curiosity has turned into an interest in this one. There is no information available for this game yet, and I haven’t played the previous “Armored Core” games, so I don’t know what to expect from it, but knowing that FromSoftware is making it and that it’ll be an action game featuring giant mechs duking it out is all the information I need to get excited for this. “Armored Core 6 Fires Of Rubicon” comes out sometime in 2023 for the PlayStation 5 and 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
Let’s keep this one short and sweet, as “Exoprimal,” coming to us from Capcom, is a four-player dinosaur horde game with a story campaign and endless dinosaur slaying action. This game takes heavy inspiration from games like “Left 4 Dead,” but instead of zombies, it features a huge number of dinosaurs, and instead of being in third-person, it is in first-person. Your players also wear exosuits that give them crazy powers and weaponry, like in the game “Anthem.” It doesn’t look like this game will win any awards, but it looks like you can have a very good time with your friends when it comes out sometime in 2023 for the PlayStation 5 and 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
The “Marvel’s Spider-Man” series has been the second-best superhero game series, right next to “Batman: Arkham,” with “Miles Morales” taking the cake for me personally. “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” will move the story forward and take a much darker tone this time around. Peter and Miles will both be playable here, and it remains unclear if the game features co-op or not. Venom will also be making an appearance here alongside Kraven the Hunter, but that one isn’t confirmed yet. This game will be a blast when it comes out in the fall of 2023 for the PlayStation 5.
“Redfall ” is the one game that I am looking forward to the most among everything coming out in 2023. Developed by Arkane, this game plans to take their immersive-sim expertise to an open world and have a 4-player-cooperative play. You’ll be taking on hordes of vampires while using special powers, abilities, and crazy guns as you get to the bottom of the mystery of the town of Redfall. This game could be anything, and I’d be hyped for it because it’s Arkane, and whatever they make is bound to be awesome. “Redfall” comes out in the first half of 2023 for Xbox Series X|S and PC and will be included with Game Pass.
One of the most ambitious games and a new Ip by Bethesda in over 25 years. “Starfield ” will take players on a space-faring journey across different parts of the Milky Way Galaxy in the very far future. It’s Bethesda, so the game will be an RPG with dialogue choices that alter the story and perks and stats that you use to build your character in your own way. The biggest selling point for me is that there will be over a thousand planets that we’ll get to explore while on a ship that we can fully customize and make our own. “Starfield ” is a lot of things, and it is promising to be a lot more too. Even if it delivers half of what it promises, then it’ll be a blast and a game that people will talk about and play for years to come. It comes out sometime in the first six months of 2023 for Xbox Series X|S and PC and will be included with Game Pass.
The next installment in the beloved and critically acclaimed “Forza Motorsport” series, “Forza Motorsport 8,” will act as a reboot for the franchise and will be simply titled “Forza Motorsport” and will bring with it a long list of requested changes. Tire and fuel management, a temperature that changes grip, a new damage model, dynamic time of day and weather, and more will come to life through real-time raytracing on track, which will make our cars and the environment pop even more. “Forza Motorsport” is looking up to be the most advanced and technically impressive racing sim that will come out sometime in spring 2023 for the Xbox Series X|S and PC and will be included with Game Pass.
Lies Of P
I may give this game a shot despite it being a SoulsBorne title, as the setting “Lies of P ” is going for has my interest. This is a dark retelling of Pinnochio and the world, and everything else here is very much steampunk-inspired, and it looks glorious. The combat is flashy, the visuals are dark and gritty, the character models are very photorealistic, and everything else just looks phenomenal here. “Lies of P” comes out sometime in 2023 for the PlayStation 5 and 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC and will be included with Game Pass.
Street Fighter 6
The next entry in the globetrotting fighting series, “Street Fighter 6,” aims to take the franchise to new heights by adding new characters, amazing visuals, revamped gameplay, and more. I am a “Mortal Kombat” guy, but I must say, “Street Fighter 6” looks impressive, especially with all its crazy colors and animations. The game comes out June 2, 2023, for The PlayStation 5 and 4, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, and sadly once again, with no Xbox One port.
These have been 23 games pretty much guaranteed to come out in 2023; delays are always something to expect, though. While listing these games, I figured we could easily make a part 2 for this as there are so many new games coming out in 2023, so be on the lookout for that. Which game has you the most excited, and is 2023 shaping up to your expectations? I know there’s a ton that I am personally looking forward to, and I can’t wait to play those games! See you at the next one!